Call for papers: Buddhism Across Asia

From the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore:

BUDDHISM ACROSS ASIA: NETWORKS OF MATERIAL, INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
February 16-18, 2009 Hosted by Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore

Proposals are invited for papers based on original research and using primary sources on any of the following themes:

1. Education and centers of learning (such as, but not limited to, Taxila, Nalanda, Vallabhi, Mathura, Bairam-Ali, Srivijaya, Dunhuang, Chang-an, Hangzhou, etc.);

2. The transmission and translation of ideas and texts;

3. Buddhism and local cultures: assimilation, conflict and absorption;

4. Buddhism, statecraft, and material culture;

5. Excavating Buddhism: the role of archeology in understanding the history of Buddhism;

6. Buddhist rituals and ceremonies across cultures;

7. Cross-currents in Buddhist art and architecture;

8. Anthropologies of Buddhism in Asia;

9. Contemporary Buddhism and Buddhist Institutions in Asia.

Paper proposals will be evaluated on the basis of research excellence and conformity to the preceding conference themes.

The Proposal Submission Form is available at http://www.iseas.edu.sg/ baacproposal.doc

Deadline for Submission of Proposal: July 1, 2008.

Announcement of accepted proposals: September 1, 2008.

Deadline for Submission of Conference Papers: December 1, 2008.

Organizing Committee:

Ambassador K. Kesavapany
Chair (Director, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies)

Chen Jinhua
(University of British Columbia)

John R. McRae
(Komazawa University)

Tansen Sen
(City University of New York)

Peter Skilling
(EFEO, Bangkok)

Wang Bangwei
(Peking University)

Vijay Sakhuja
(Institute of Southeast Asian Studies)

Jayati Bhattacharya
(Institute of Southeast Asian Studies)

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

7 thoughts on “Call for papers: Buddhism Across Asia”

  1. Dear Sir,

    I have come to be informed that the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, is hosting a conference on “Buddhism Across Asia”. I would be delighted and interested to present a paper at the conference. Please guide me at the earliest as to how to go about it.

    Thanking you.
    A.Sohaib.

  2. Dear Sir,
    I have just gone through your announcement . I would be pleased to present a paper on Buddhism in North East India at the conference .( although I have not yet finalised the exact topic) I teach social anthropology at Cotton College, Guwahati. Please let me know the details.
    Regards,
    Upala Barua.

  3. Dear Sir,

    I saw this announcement today and I was very interested in attending this conference. I wonder if it is still possible for me to send a paper proposal (about and Commodification and Politicization of Buddhism in Contemporary China)?

    Regards,

    dong zhao

  4. Dear Sir,
    I know finished the deadline of conference, but I ask, please let me I send my proposal for conference. It’s kind of you.
    thanks a lot
    Nasrin Ghahremani

  5. Dear sir
    I would like to participate in the conference.and to share many details with other. I have visited Russia for the study and information to other people.
    Is there is any scholarship for conference.
    thanks for arrange the same
    yours
    bhau rao
    INdia

  6. Dear sir
    Is there is any scholarship for conference.
    thanks for arrange the same
    yours
    bhau rao
    INdia

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